Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
|Missouri Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Missouri Constitution, Article IV, Section 10 the Executive Department|
|Assumed office:||January 10, 2005|
|Next election:||November 2016|
|Last election:||November 6, 2012|
|Other Missouri Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture Director • Insurance Director • Natural Resources Director • Labor Director • Public Service Commission|
- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
Under Article IV, Section 10:
There shall be a lieutenant governor who shall have the same qualifications as the governor...
| 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 |
Lists of candidates
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
A candidate for lieutenant governor must be:
- at least thirty years old
- a citizen of the United States for at least fifteen years
- a resident of Missouri for at least ten years
Missouri elects lieutenant governors in the Presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For Missouri, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the second Monday in the January following an election. Thus, January 14, 2013 and January 9, 2017 are inaugural days.
The lieutenant governor is elected separately and may be of a different party than the governor.
- 2012 General Election for Missouri Lieutenant Governor
|Lieutenant Governor of Missouri General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Peter Kinder Incumbent||49.3%||1,319,747|
|Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.|
Details of vacancies are addressed under Article IV, Sections 11(a), (b), and (c).
Whatever the reason, a vacancy in the lieutenant governor's chair is filled using a legally prescribed line of succession.
Regardless of the reason for the vacancy, the line of succession after the Lieutenant Governor is the same:
- the President Pro Tem of the Senate
- the Speaker of the House of Representatives
- the State Auditor
- the State Treasurer
- the Attorney General
Any officer who does serve as Acting Lieutenant Governor vacates her elected office so long as she is filling te vacant lieutenant governor's office; in that case, her chief ranked adminstrative staffer takes over her office until she returns.
The Missouri Lieutenant Governor is the first person in the order of succession of Missouri's executive branch, thus serving as governor in the event of the death, resignation, removal, impeachment, absence from the state, or incapacity due to illness of the governor of Missouri.
The lieutenant governor has the right to preside over the Senate but is subject to the procedural rules of the state Senate while doing so. As president of the Senate, the lieutenant governor can cast a vote in the case of a tie. The Constitution also gives the lieutenant governor the right to debate and vote on issues when the Senate sits as a committee of the whole.
She has such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign.
The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and may not be increased or diminished effective during the current term.
As of 2010, the lieutenant governor is paid $86,484 a year, the 25th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.
Since 1820, Missouri has had 46 lieutenant governors. Of those 46, 34 have been Democrats, 9 Republicans, 2 Liberals and 1 Union.
|#||Name||Took office||Left office||Party|
|1||William Henry Ashley||1820||1824||Democratic|
|2||Benjamin Harrison Reeves||1824||1828||Democratic|
|4||Lilburn W. Boggs||1832||1836||Democratic|
|6||Meredith Miles Marmaduke||1840||1844||Democratic|
|8||Thomas Lawson Price||1848||1852||Democratic|
|10||Hancock Lee Jackson||1857||1861||Democratic|
|11||Thomas Caute Reynolds||1860||1861||Democratic|
|12||William Willard Preble Hall||1861||1864||Union|
|14||Edwin Obed Standard||1869||1871||Republican|
|15||Joseph Jackson Gravelly||1871||1873||Liberal|
|16||Charles Phillip Johnson||1873||1875||Liberal|
|17||Norman J. Colman||1875||1877||Democratic|
|18||Henry Clay Brockmeyer||1877||1881||Democratic|
|19||Robert Alexander Campbell||1881||1885||Democratic|
|20||Albert Pickett Morehouse||1885||1889||Democratic|
|21||Stephen Hugh Claycomb||1889||1893||Democratic|
|22||John Baptiste O’Meara||1893||1897||Democratic|
|23||August Henry Bolte||1897||1901||Democratic|
|24||John Adams Lee||1901||1903||Democratic|
|25||Thomas Lewis Rubey||1903||1904||Democratic|
|26||John C. McKinley||1905||1909||Republican|
|27||Jacob Friedrich Gmelich||1909||1913||Republican|
|28||William Rock Painter||1913||1917||Democratic|
|31||Phillip Allen Bennett||1925||1929||Republican|
|32||Edward Henry Winter||1929||1933||Republican|
|33||Frank Gaines Harris||1933||1945||Democratic|
|34||Walter Naylor Davis||1945||1949||Democratic|
|35||James T. Blair Jr.||1949||1957||Democratic|
|36||Edward V. Long||1957||1961||Democratic|
|37||Hilary A. Bush||1961||1965||Democratic|
|38||Thomas F. Eagleton||1965||1969||Democratic|
|39||William S. Morris||1969||1973||Democratic|
|40||William C. Phelps||1973||1981||Republican|
|41||Kenneth J. Rothman||1981||1985||Democratic|
|44||Roger B. Wilson||1993||2000||Democratic|
State Capitol Building
Jefferson City MO 65101
- Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder
- Governor of Missouri
- Missouri Attorney General
- Missouri Secretary of State
Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.